4852 Yonge St
North York, ON M2N 5N2
Dak Gal Bee. Order It.
It's the signature dish that this place and the other location of Joons offer. This little place is a Korean restaurant that seems to focus solely on stews. Menu is rather small, as is the place, but they maximize filling in as many people as possible, with some cool little booths on the side as well.
Despite all that, the real treat here is the Dak Gal Bee, which is essentially a chicken and cabbage stew that comes with their signature spicy sauce. You can order a multitude of add-ons like ramen noodles, rice cakes, cheese, etc. We had to have it with ramen noodles and mozzarella cheese. Catch is, you have to order a minimum of 2 "servings". Servings are $10.95 each, so they technically don't make this for one person and it's meant to be shared.
Despite how glowing red it looks, it is actually not as spicy as it looks and tastes very good. They cook it on a hot plate and then bring it out to your table so make room. Every plate comes with a giant wooden spatula which is used to spread all the goodness around. The chicken chunks are tender pieces of dark meat, while the cabbage is softened by the sauce and heat. The noodles and sauce mixed with mozzarella cheese is the best part of it and you might be tempted to ask for a double order of cheese because that melty goodness on every chopstick full will leave you wanting more.
They advertise two free parking spots in the back, which is dumb because they are never open. There is, however, a Green P parking lot behind and some street parking along the sides as well. Get here early as this place actually does fill up. There is a back entrance if you do decide to park out back.
Ambience: B+ | Service: B | Price: B | Food: A-